In a game that featured some good football and some great looks at scoring, it was an awkward, bumbling, ugly goal that decided things at Liberty Stadium. It was to be a wide open game, and that it was. For 85 minutes the teams traded runs of dominant play. It was scoreless, but a fun scoreless. And then, Swansea went and ruined the whole thing by scoring.
On to the links...
Lee Ryder gives his match analysis. He does a nice job of showing how back and forth this game was.
For the Guardian, it boiled down to the personal match between goal scorer Luke Moore and defender Steven Taylor.
Newcastle is still looking forward with the season and is not worried about relegation.
Coloccini may miss a month with his back injury.
But, in good news, Hatem Ben Artfa should be coming back soon.
The Mag takes a writer to task for calling Newcastle dirty.
Sammy Ameobi scored for Middlesborough in his debut, and it was a nice goal indeed.
Can Newcastle win Europa? Alan Pardew says yes.